Skip to Content

Italian ambulance. Wikiwand

What is known about the Italian Coronavirus deaths so far

The focal point on which Italian citizens should focus does not concern so much the danger of the Coronavirus which, as ascertained, causes death only in rare cases, but its management. The special measures taken in Lombardy were adopted not so much because Covid-19 represents the plague of the 21st century, but rather to limit its spread.

Published: February 25, 2020, 7:50 am

    In this regard, Giovanni Maga, director of Cnr-Igm, Institute of molecular genetics of the National Research Council in Italy, reiterated a concept of vital importance: “Infection, from epidemiological data available today in tens of thousands of cases, causes mild symptoms and moderate – a kind of flu – in 80-90 percent of cases. In 10-15 percent pneumonia can develop, the course of which is however benign in the absolute majority.”

    The possibility of a possible hospitalization in intensive care due to pneumonia, occurs in only 4 percent of cases.

    The risk of serious complications increases with age. In this respect, people over 65 or with pre-existing or immunosuppressed conditions were already at risk for the flu. So getting sick with Coronavirus does not imply death or a marked existence, since in most cases this virus causes mild or flu-like symptoms.

    Wearing a mask does not cancel the risk of contracting the disease. The WHO has recommended wearing a mask only to those who suspect they have contracted Covid-19 or to those who take care of a person with a suspected infection. Ultimately, the use of the mask helps to limit the spread of the virus but must be adopted together with all other measures of respiratory and hand hygiene.

    So far there have been seven Coronavirus victims in Italy. They are all very old people, with “previous pathologies”. This was confirmed by the extraordinary commissioner for the Coronavirus emergency Angelo Borrelli.

    According to Italian daily, Corriere della Sera, such deaths are expected as studies on Chinese cases carried out to date have shown, with the risk of death growing with increasing age of the patient.

    In fact, according to research conducted by the Chinese Centers for diseases control, the risk of death reaches 14,8 percent for patients over 80, while it stops at 0,2 percent for patients up to 40 years of age.

    In addition, no deaths are recorded for children under 10 years old. But the possibility that the virus is lethal also increases with the onset of other pathologies. In fact, the probability of death rises to 10,5 percent if the person who contracts the virus also has cardiovascular disorders, to 7,3 percent if they are diabetic and to 6,3 percent if they already have a chronic respiratory disease. In addition, hypertension increases the risk of lethality to 6 percent and cancer to 5,6 percent.

    On the other hand, for those who do not have previous pathologies, the risk of death in the case of contracting the Coronavirus drops to 0,9 percent.

    The lethal cases in Italy seem to confirm this trend. Indeed, the first victim who died of Covid-19 was a 78-year-old Venetian patient. The man had already been hospitalized for 10 days, for various pathologies.

    The second person who died in Italy was, then, a 75-year-old woman who had gone to the Codogno hospital for a respiratory crisis, but who was already suffering from other diseases. The third victim was a 68-year-old woman, but was admitted to the oncology department since February 18 and tested positive for Coronavirus after her death.

    The same goes for the last three victims: a 78-year-old man with other pathologies, one of 88, whose previous health conditions are still unknown and an 80-year-old hospitalized patient.

    The confirmation of a seventh victim involved a 62 year old who, according to Agi reports, had been “already dialysed with chronic pathologies”. From the information known so far, it seems that all the Italian deaths occurred in cases of elderly people with previous pathologies.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    ‘I am disgusted with Bordeaux, we are no longer safe here’

    BordeauxAfter he was attacked and stripped of his belongings by an organised gang, a Bordeaux journalist gave a distraught view of his city, which he says he no longer recognizes. Residents report thefts and violent attacks on a daily basis. The mayor is worried about a "climate emergency" however.

    Sweden: Somali rammed group after he was reported for child molestation

    BörlangeThe Somali taxi driver in the Swedish town of Borlänge who ran down a group of pedestrians recently, wanted to take revenge on his intended victim because the person had reported him for child molestation.

    Sweden: Immigrant child rapist commits 600 crimes – avoids deportation

    In May, the immigrant Bekim Dzelili was initially sentenced by the district court to 13 years in prison and deportation for life. He was found guilty of repeated aggravated child rape, the aggravated sexual abuse of a child, assault and unlawful threats. But the Swedish Court of Appeal has since reduced his prison sentence by one year and has canceled the deportation - the perpetrator may remain in Sweden because he has a "weak connection to his home country".

    Lampedusa: Landings intensify with migrants testing positive for Covid-19

    RomeImages of an illegal migrant landing that took place on 28 July on the most popular beach among shocked tourists and holiday makers, was broadcast by Italian CorriereTV. But the government is instead concerned about the politician who had tried to stop these illegal landings.

    Video: Sweden has knife violence, name changes, culture wars and a housing shortage

    Sweden used to be a 'model society'. But no more.

    German churches celebrate migrant crisis as a success

    MunichThe two large churches in Germany have drawn a positive interim assessment of the 2015 wave of migrants. Around half of those who came at the time are being trained or have jobs today, said the Council President of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.

    Erdogan and Islam: Religion as Trojan Horse for political influence in Germany

    IstanbulYesterday, the first official Islamic Friday prayer took place at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The controversy of the re-conversion of the former Christian Orthodox cathedral into a mosque is also hotly being discussed in Europe.

    Swedish broadcaster TV4 edits interview to hide immigrant knife violence

    StockholmOn July 20, Swedish TV4 interviewed criminologist Tage Alalehto, who in the segment says that one explanation for the increased number of stabbings in the country could be "ethnic, xenophobic moods". But that was not really what he had said on camera.

    Will the death of Axelle Dorier in France ignite the identity powder keg?

    LyonSince the tragic death of the young French caregiver Axelle Dorier, ethnic tensions have redoubled in force on social networks.

    German Army infiltrated by Turkish agents?

    BerlinAccording to media reports, four Bundeswehr soldiers of Turkish origin are suspected of being members of the extremist Turkish organisation Grey Wolves. They are also suspected of collaborating with the Turkish secret service MIT.

    Go to archive